Monday, January 11, 2016

Several big temperature swings this week

courtesy Karen - taken Sunday morning near Antonino (Ellis County)

Good Monday morning. Our second full week of January will be marked by lots of ups and downs in temperatures. Our first blast of Arctic air will linger over the upper Midwest for a few more days before it finally pulls far enough east to not impact Kansas weather. 

Temperatures will warm some today - highs mainly in the 40s. 

Some colder air arrives and the temperatures will drop about 5-8 degrees. But it stays dry and the winds will back down (so wind chills won't be a huge issue)

The pattern is expected to change during the middle of the week. Milder air is going to push back into the central Plains by Wednesday/Thursday. There is a good chance most of the state will get back to around 50 degrees. 

Next weekend, we will be on Arctic air watch once again. There is a strong possibility that much colder air will slide south out of Canada once again. Highs will likely drop into the 20s by next Saturday. Welcome to January!! There won't be much chance for rain or snow this week as any storm system that approaches will likely be starved of moisture. 

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